Romans 10:15
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New International Version
And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"

New Living Translation
And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, "How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!"

English Standard Version
And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”

New American Standard Bible
How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!"

King James Bible
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who announce the gospel of good things!

International Standard Version
And how can people preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are those who bring the good news!"

NET Bible
And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How timely is the arrival of those who proclaim the good news."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Or how will they preach, unless they will be sent, as it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of The Messengers of peace and of The Messengers of good things!”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How can people tell the Good News if no one sends them? As Scripture says, "How beautiful are the feet of the messengers who announce the Good News."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And how shall they preach if they have not been sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those that announce the gospel of peace, of those that announce the gospel of that which is good!

King James 2000 Bible
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

American King James Version
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

American Standard Version
and how shall they preach, except they be sent? even as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that bring glad tidings of good things!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And how shall they preach unless they be sent, as it is written: How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, of them that bring glad tidings of good things!

Darby Bible Translation
and how shall they preach unless they have been sent? according as it is written, How beautiful the feet of them that announce glad tidings of peace, of them that announce glad tidings of good things!

English Revised Version
and how shall they preach, except they be sent? even as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that bring glad tidings of good things!

Webster's Bible Translation
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things?

Weymouth New Testament
And how are men to preach unless they have been sent to do so? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring glad tidings of good!"

World English Bible
And how will they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Good News of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!"

Young's Literal Translation
and how shall they preach, if they may not be sent? according as it hath been written, 'How beautiful the feet of those proclaiming good tidings of peace, of those proclaiming good tidings of the good things!'
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:12-17 There is not one God to the Jews, more kind, and another to the Gentiles, who is less kind; the Lord is a Father to all men. The promise is the same to all, who call on the name of the Lord Jesus as the Son of God, as God manifest in the flesh. All believers thus call upon the Lord Jesus, and none else will do so humbly or sincerely. But how should any call on the Lord Jesus, the Divine Saviour, who had not heard of him? And what is the life of a Christian but a life of prayer? It shows that we feel our dependence on him, and are ready to give up ourselves to him, and have a believing expectation of our all from him. It was necessary that the gospel should be preached to the Gentiles. Somebody must show them what they are to believe. How welcome the gospel ought to be to those to whom it was preached! The gospel is given, not only to be known and believed, but to be obeyed. It is not a system of notions, but a rule of practice. The beginning, progress, and strength of faith is by hearing. But it is only hearing the word, as the word of God that will strengthen faith.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And how shall they preach, except they be sent,.... There is no proper, rightful, regular, and lawful preaching of the word without a mission, which is either extraordinary, or ordinary; extraordinary mission was such as the apostles themselves had; who, as they were called to extraordinary service, had extraordinary qualifications, and were sent forth in an extraordinary manner, with a power of doing miracles, and immediately by Christ himself. Ordinary mission is of men to be pastors and teachers, which includes qualifications for the ministerial work; for whom Christ sends forth into such service, he bestows gifts on them, fitting them for it, some more, some less, but all have some; and it also includes a call unto it, which is either internal, and by the Spirit of God, and lies partly in the furniture he gives, and the inclination of the heart to this good work which he forms; and which arises not from a vanity of mind, and a desire of popular applause, and worldly views, and sinister ends; but from a real concern for the good of souls, and the glory of Christ, being willing to deny themselves, and forsake all for Christ, to suitor reproach for his name's sake, and to forego all worldly interest, and secular views: or is external, which is given by the churches of Christ, after due trial and examination of gifts, and a serious consideration of the matter, and that in the most solemn manner; and this is what may be properly called a preacher's mission, and none but such who are in this way sent out ought to preach the Gospel: and to such well agrees, and may be applied, that passage in Isaiah 52:7, where

it is written, how beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things; which words are not to be understood of the messengers that brought the tidings of deliverance from the Babylonish captivity, but of the ministers of the Gospel. In Isaiah 52:7 it is expressed in the singular number, "how beautiful are the feet of him", &c. and is by some understood of Christ, as it is also by many Jewish writers: thus interpreting the "turtle's voice" in Sol 2:12;

"this (say they (a)) is the voice of the King Messiah, proclaiming and saying, "how beautiful on the mountains", &c.''

And elsewhere (b) it is observed, that the

"Rabbins say, great is peace, for when the King Messiah comes, he does not open but with peace, as it is said, "how beautiful upon the mountains", &c.''

And says (c) another,

"one verse says, "how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings", , "the explanation", or meaning is, the King Messiah:''

and some of the more, modern ones (d) of them, own these words are, , "concerning the redemption, and the coming of the Messiah": and so the worlds, however they may principally regard the Messiah and his ministry, are property applied to the apostles of Christ; and may be rightly understood of any minister of the Gospel, whose business it is to "preach the Gospel of peace": which is so called from the subject matter of it, peace made by the blood of Christ, which it proclaims; from the effect of it, producing, peace and tranquillity in distressed minds, and making men of peaceable dispositions; and from the use of it, which is to direct men to the way of peace, to guide their feet in it, lead them to eternal peace: their work is also to "bring glad tidings of good things"; such as reconciliation, righteousness, pardon, life, and eternal salvation, by a crucified Christ; and the preaching of such a Gospel, and bringing such news, make their "feet beautiful": one should have thought rather their lips than their feet would be took notice of; the reason of this is, partly because of the agreeableness of their walk and conversation to the doctrine they preach; and partly because of their readiness to preach it everywhere, though they run the utmost risk in so doing; and also because of their swiftness, particularly of the apostles, in going through the cities of Israel, and running over the Gentile world with the Gospel of peace, in so short a time as they did; and more especially because of the acceptableness of their message, with which they were sent and ran; see 2 Samuel 18:27. And so this passage is pertinently alleged to prove, that mission is necessary to preaching; since these words declare the character of Gospel ministers, as publishers of peace, and messengers of good tidings; and express the message itself, and the nature of it; both which suppose them to be sent by another, even the Lord, under whose authority, and by whose warrant they act; just as ambassadors, heralds, and messengers do, by virtue of a commission they receive from their prince.

(a) Shirhashirim Rabba, fol. 11. 4. (b) Vajikra Rabba Parash, c. 9. fol. 153. 2. Perek Shalom, fol. 20. 1.((c) Raziel, fol. 23. 2.((d) Menasseh ben Israel Nishmath Chayim, fol. 41. 2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

15. as it is written—(Isa 52:7).

How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, &c.—The whole chapter of Isaiah from which this is taken, and the three that follow, are so richly Messianic, that there can be no doubt "the glad tidings" there spoken of announce a more glorious release than of Judah from the Babylonish captivity, and the very feet of its preachers are called "beautiful" for the sake of their message.

Romans 10:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Word Brings Salvation
14How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? 15How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!" 16However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, "LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?"…
Cross References
Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!"

Nahum 1:15
Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news, who proclaims peace! Celebrate your festivals, Judah, and fulfill your vows. No more will the wicked invade you; they will be completely destroyed.

Romans 1:15
That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome.

Romans 15:20
It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else's foundation.

Ephesians 6:15
and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
Treasury of Scripture

And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

And how.

Jeremiah 23:32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, said the LORD, …

Matthew 9:38 Pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth …

Matthew 10:1-6 And when he had called to him his twelve disciples, he gave them …

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me …

Luke 10:1 After these things the LORD appointed other seventy also, and sent …

John 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be to you: as my Father has …

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel …

Acts 13:2-4 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said…

Acts 22:21 And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles.

1 Corinthians 12:28,29 And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, …

2 Corinthians 5:18-20 And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus …

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given…

Ephesians 4:11,12 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; …

1 Peter 1:12 To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they did …

How beautiful.

Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him that brings good …

Nahum 1:15 Behold on the mountains the feet of him that brings good tidings, …

the gospel.

Isaiah 57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, …

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Acts 10:36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace …

Ephesians 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them …

Ephesians 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

and bring.

Isaiah 40:9 O Zion, that bring good tidings, get you up into the high mountain; …

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed …

Luke 2:10 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good …

Luke 8:1 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village…

Acts 13:26 Men and brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and whoever among …

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